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Hidden Instant SSID

I was doing some research in my Lab the other day and I've noticed that my Instant 105 appears to be broadcasting a hidden SSID using 

wpa-psk-tkip ? Has anyone else seen this? I have 0 configuration relating to this and I can see this being broadcast from other controllers. Here's what I've pulled from the logs from both the Instant and the 620 controller.

 

Here is the SSID in question

 

iwconfig output for aruba000
----------------------------
aruba000  IEEE 802.11na  ESSID:"b73375eab4fa00c6290c67c905e2606"  
Mode:Master  Frequency:5.54 GHz  Access Point: x:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx   
Encryption key:EB22-7C1F-C903-DF36-C113-B162-087C-151D [2]   Security mode:restricted

I can see it being advertised when checking ARM neighbours on a nearby controller

 

 

AP Tree
-------
Monitor Eth MAC    Radio  BSSID              ESSID                            RSSI  Dur  Cnt  Class        Clients  AP-name  Encryp          IBSS
---------------    -----  -----              -----                            ----  ---  ---  -----        -------  -------  ------          ----
d8:c7:c8:ce:c3:0c  1      x:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx  b73375eab4fa00c6290c67c905e2606  65    178  36   valid        0                 wpa-psk-tkip    no

The ap bss-table on the Instant does not show it broadcasting

 

Instant-105# show ap bss-table 

Aruba AP BSS Table
------------------
bss                ess      port  ip           phy   type  ch/EIRP/max-EIRP  cur-cl  ap name      in-t(s)  tot-t
---                ---      ----  --           ---   ----  ----------------  ------  -------      -------  -----
x:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx  weebox   ?/?   192.168.1.7  g-HT  ap    6/19/19           2       Instant-105  0        2d:2h:56m:51s
x:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx  weebox   ?/?   192.168.1.7  a-HT  ap    108+/24/24        2       Instant-105  0        2d:2h:56m:52s
x:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx  weexbox  ?/?   192.168.1.7  a-HT  ap    108+/24/24        0       Instant-105  0        2d:2h:56m:44s

Any ideas what this hidden SSID is?

 


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Re: Hidden Instant SSID

**bleep**....I should've searched Google better :D

 

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/Controller-lessWLANs/article-id/451


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Re: Hidden Instant SSID

Do you have mesh configured on either?


Colin Joseph
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Re: Hidden Instant SSID

Hey, Mesh was not configured in either of them but Extended SSID was disabled. As soon as I re-enabled it the Mesh SSID was disabled :)


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Re: Hidden Instant SSID

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Aruba Customer Engineering

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